Linux gets ported to the N64! Gigabyte confirms 12Gb Nvidia 3080 and 3060 variants, Game Off 2020 results, and what’s going on with the latest Steam hardware & software survey? Then Streets of Rage 4 faces the ChairQAsition.
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06:41 Steam Linux numbers tank
12:41 Steam beta client improves Vulkan shaders
17:21 9 Monkeys new game +
19:51 Draw & Guess
21:31 Watch over Christmas
23:06 Neon Wings: Air Race
27:11 Plugs & shameless self-promotion
30:56 12GB Nvidia 3060
37:01 Linux on the N64
39:31 Ryujinx in 2021
42:11 Game Off 2020 results
44:36 100 week of Veloren
48:11 DOSBox Pure
50:26 Review: Streets of Rage 4
01:02:34 Hate mail
Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro
- Linux down & Win 7 up!
- MAC is also down.
- Yeah, when you have a 40% influx of Win7 everything goes down.
- Makes me feel a little better that microsoft probably didn’t earn much on those copies of windows 7
- 5700XT is getting some traction under linux
- Shaders compiled with the old pipeline will be discarded to reduce the download size of the pre-compiled shaders.
- Ah, that explains the single thread grinding because reason.
- They also fixed accidentally starting big picture when you’re trying to turn a wireless controller off
- For the 7th time
Steam: Game Updates
- With the continuation of the requirement that people stay at home, New Game + is a very good thing to add to your game.
- At least you get to keep your progress.
- This game actually looks really cool abd I’m glad they’re adding more content.
- I think it does a better job as a beat’em up than the one we’re throwing chairs at.
Steam: New Games
- It has the thing.
- By thing I mean online multi.
- It’s no skribl.io but hey, more online pictionary isn’t necessarily a bad thing
- Don’t play this with an IGPU apparently
- Does it cause APUs to go up in flames?
- Why you need dedicated horsepower for a point and click adventure is a bit beyond me
- Looks more like a get out of igpu jail free warning.
- Cisco is on a quest to replace Santas routers.
- It has a demo
- They are investigating the possibility of online multiplayer, so I’m investigating the possibility of giving this a recommendation
- On that note.
- In 2021 online mulit is do or die.
- Don’t think for one hot damn second SRP counts.
- At this point it’s in the tech demo+ stage of development.
- It launches and controls work but the gameplay is not there yet.
- Movement is jerky and the flight is floaty.
- More cards you can’t get in 2021!
- This is going to confuse the hell out of people.
- Should I get a 3070 8GB or 3060Ti 12?
- Pedro be damned, IMA get a 3060Ti 12 GB for the studio box.
- The 12GB is the 3060 (non-Ti), apparently.
- Whatevs, I have a sharpie.
- The TI has only 8GB.
- Goddamnit NVidia.
- Where does this nonsense fall in the $$$ bracket?
- The 3060 8GB is $399 & the 3070 $499.
- Will you sell me a 12GB 3060 for under $499?
- Gaming, eagle and turbo? They’re ripping off our schtick. Or street fighter’s
- The supply chain hasn’t quite yet recovered so I’m expecting that MSRP isn’t what you’re gonna be paying for these anyways
- Still, it’s cool to see 12GB cards enter the “mid-range’
- Can’t quite squeeze it into 4mb of ram, so you ‘ll need the expansion pack. You can barely squeeze it into 8MB
- People have hacked that cart rather hard.
- Like 32MB of hard.
- Wonder what delightful nonsense people will do with it.
- The yuzu alternative.
- Setting up goals for 2021.
- Reorganizing their Pat rewards.
- I can see a lot more emulator projects getting in on the Patreon funding since it provides a good money stream they can count on to get stuff done.
- Can’t really think of a Switch game I really want to play, maybe the pokeymans?
- Trying to incentivise funding is something all open source projects are going to have to deal with at some point
- This boils down to “pay more, get priority support”. Hey, if it works for red hat
- First place was well deserved, that looks amazing!
- It is a very literal interpretation of the theme but it does look very good and there’s a Linux build!
- Lots of very moony games, given the theme
- Congrats to NamraGaemDev
- We talked about this a few months back.
- It’s a solid voxel RPG pixel pig murder sim.
- They have been keeping up with the steady updates.
- Quite a bit of work went into glider physics.
- Wgpu transition.
- Yup, you can still zoom the camera out to see the whole game map.
- Voxel BOTW development chugs on
- Lots of modeling work has been done
- They also updated combat and explained a bit about how enemies with multiple moves might work
- Proper DOS core for libretro
- This will enable a lot more games to be played on your RetroArch/Lakka/Retropie builds.
- It has some improvements over vanilla dosbox for ease of use, mostly to make it more readily integrate into retroarch.
Game: Streets of Rage 4
Devel: Dotemu, Guard Crush, Lizardcube
Price: £22.49 / $24.99 / $28.99
Wazzat: Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street fighting, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.
- Launches right out of the box, no issues.
- OpenGL is hella stable but I had one spite-crash using Vulkan.
- Controller was picked up.
- Launches in a itsy little window.
- Online multi was stable.
- It took about 6 hours to Venn my way through the game in multiplayer.
- $4.16 per hour of entertainment, not bad.
- If you’re like me that might be a little on the low side since I rarely play games again after I beat them.
- What is it?
- Mindless beat em up with optional skill requirements needed to rank higher than C.
- Punch, jump kick, and special your way through a dozen or so levels.
- Unlock some regular and hipster characters.
- Fight the occasional boss.
- Curse loudly every time the knife guy jacks you up.
- I was not a fan of the art style at first but it grew on me.
- The retro inspired music boops along in the background ranging from not bad to little bit of alright.
- All in all it’s faithful to the original and does a good job capturing the fun parts.
- But keep in mind, it’s a short game for the price unless you are going for a high score.
- FNA baby. Shit just works out of the box
- Your resolutions are fullscreen or whatever you can drag the window to be
- I dig the soundtrack. Swingy, jazzy and reminds me of the character select screens on old capcom arcade games
- The controls themselves are…well, they replicate what was there originally pretty accurately. For better or for worse
- Honestly, I think if I had played this all by my lonesome it would have easily gotten one or two chairs
- I’m not the biggest fan of this era of beat’em ups.
- You don’t get much in the way of fancy tech. You can do a basic combo which can cancel into your heavy attack which eats up some health you can regain if you’re quick enough
- If you get star pieces, you get super attacks, but you probably wanna save those for the bosses
- If you want to get gud ™ you’ll need to work at finishing each level with as much health and money as you can to get those A and S ranks if you want to fill up the two other magic score-bulb thingies
- What mysteries await beyond them? No clue, I’m not motivated enough to find out
- I think for folks who want some pretty new graphics on an old favourite, this game will do you good.
- If you want something with a bit more modern design to it, maybe check out something else
- Out of the box
- VSync is a bag of lies, it just locks the FerPS to 60.
- I now remember why I got annoyed while playing these games
- The constant ah-yah!’s start to grate in my eardrums after a bit.
- DualSense worked out of the box, no Steam Input required.
- You can select which button labels you want in game, that’s nice.
- There’s no way to kill the “voice acting” without also killing the rest of the sound effects.
- That’s a pretty big minus, from me.
- But if I focus on the visuals and let the audio meld into the background noise, it’s actually a pretty fun game.
- It’s hard, especially playing alone.
- From what I could tell, you get the same amount of regular enemies in most of the level and it isn’t until the bosses and mini-bosses that the difficulty seems to scale up with multiplayer.
- On level 7 or 6 when they introduce the muay thai and karate fighters it took me a few continues to actually get through it.
- It is a very fun brawler and it’s Linux native, which you don’t see a lot of nowadays.
- But I’d very much like to have an option to tell the characters to stfu.